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Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena

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    What to Expect
    Old Pasadena, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade, elegant architecture and cultural landmarks, is also a place for exceptional and diverse dining. On this food walking tour, a local, knowledgeable guide will lead you on a delightful epicurean stroll through the hidden alleyways and charming courtyards of this US Historic District. You’ll enjoy 9 tasting stops, ranging from Middle Eastern falafel and Indian specialties to a California olive oil, an authentic Venzuelan cafe and artisan ice cream.

    Your guide will keep you entertained between tasting stops with engaging stories of how Old Pasadena transitioned from the center of town to the local skid row to the one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the country. You'll never think of Pasadena as simply the home of the Rose Parade again!

    The complete tour is an easy 1.25-mile (approximately 2-km) walk in a loop with no hills, inclines or stairs.

    Please advise us of dietary restrictions or food allergies for any member of your party at time of booking. We cannot arrange for tasting substitutions if we are first notified when the tour begins. Note that for Sunday tours, there is one tasting for which there is no gluten free option.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Everson Royce wine and spirits shop
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Mignon Chocolate Boutique, 6 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 (approximately 1.5 blocks southwest of starting point)
    Inclusions
    • Food tastings & Beverages
    • Small-group walking tour
    • Local guide
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise of dietary restrictions or food allergies for any member of your group at time of booking. We cannot arrange for substitute tastings if we do not learn of restrictions until the tour start time.
    • Children and infants under 5 years old are welcome on the tour, however should they become restless or uncomfortable please take the appropriate steps to minimize distraction to the other guests. Strollers are recommended.
    • Children and infants under 5 years are complimentary given that they are not participating in tastings.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    We did this tour today with Barbara and had a fabulous time. Barbara is super lovely, really informative and quite laid back so we had plenty of laughs. Pasadena itself is the most stunning little town to wander around and a huge contrast to Hollywood where we were staying (we
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    Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
    Responded 11 Aug 2019
    Thank you for coming out to explore Old Pasadena with us, and for taking time to post so many kind comments. We love that you enjoyed the tour so much, we agree that Pasadena is not-to-be-missed and that Barbara is fantastic to be with, we will share your compliments with her. We hope you will tour with us when you are in town again!
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    When visiting LA, Old Pasadena doesn’t jump to mind first. Thanks to this Food Tour it should be one of your top 5 spots. Enjoy a nice variety of world tastes and products offered by friendly and diverse local business owners (they all have an interesting story and our guide
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    Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
    Responded 30 Apr 2019
    Thank you for your very kind words and for taking a chance on Old Pasadena! We agree that its sights, flavors, and merchants are all so very special and worth exploring and we love that you enjoyed the tour. We are waiting to welcome you back for each of our other tours, very soon!
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    We took the walking tour of Old Pasadena. Small group of just 10. Visited several small ethnic restaurants, unique shops - olive oil, soap, etc. Met owners. Heart history of the city told by native born guide. Great food, good exercise, nice pace.
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    Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
    Responded 16 Jan 2019
    Thank you for posting this very kind review and recommendation. We love that you had such a positive experience and we hope you will tour with us again soon!
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    My wife and I had some time before we flew out to New Zealand, so we decided that this would be a great way to spend our last day in America. Our host Barbara was great. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about old Pasadena. The cafes that we visited were great and each
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    Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
    Responded 16 Jan 2019
    Thank you for taking time to post this very kind review, and for choosing our Tour during your visit to America, we're honored! We love that you enjoyed Barbara, we agree she is fantastic. We love that you got a taste of the very special cuisine and color we are privileged to share in Old Pasadena, so wonderful to host you!
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    I purchased a tour for myself and my wife for her birthday and couldn’t have been more pleased! It was great to taste food from really great, fun local restaurants and shops. Our tour guide Sabrina was phenomenal and had a ton of great local info to share in Pasadena too!
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    Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
    Responded 22 Oct 2018
    To begin, happiest birthday to your wife, and we hope that all of her wishes come true! Thank you so much for choosing our tour to celebrate, we are always honored to be included in such special occasions! We love that you enjoyed everything that we too love, about Old Pasadena and it warms our hearts to know how pleased you were. We love Sabrina too ;) and we'll share your comments with her, we very much appreciate all of your kind words!
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